As of January, world trade had already fallen by more than 5% from its peak in September. And despite a slight boost from reopening in China, several leading indicators still point to further falls in trade in the months ahead. One upside is that this weakness has caused a sharp fall in shipping costs, which is starting to feed through into lower core goods inflation in advanced economies.
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